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Posted By: Roger Kimber
Posted On: Thursday September 5, 2019 at 6:58 AM
Buying older white metal models.
Thoughts please, Gentlemen!

I have an interest in buying certain older models, but only if they're mint and boxed. I've been musing for a while on the subject of the glued in accessories such as mirrors, aerials, etc. sometimes added by previous owners, but where the models are still described as mint.

Strictly speaking, in my opinion, they're not because they're not as they left the factory. I worry about such details maybe becoming damaged/dislodged/lost in the post. Was the right glue used perhaps? If the seller was a third party, how would you know?

Am I being too fussy? What do you think?

I should add I've never permanently added these details to any of my models, even though they may be on display. Knowing I have them is sufficient!

Thank you,


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Buying older white metal models. by Roger Kimber #26342
I also like older white metal unbuilt kits, but it's missing parts by David Holcombe #26342.1
always see the models, before you buy them... (EOM) by Joop Gisbers #26342.2
...says the European guy with model shops in every town. (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #26342.2.1
No model shops in my town Harv. Closest is 1.5 hours drive away and …. by Chris Sweetman #26342.2.1.1
No model shops in all of Tennessee that I am aware of, though by Harvey Goranson #26342.
Just yesterday I visited the major (really the only) hobby shop in by David Holcombe #26342.
David, looking forward to hearing more of this recent purchase. (EOM) by Chris Sweetman #26342.
Greater Cinci has several hobby shops... by Robert Bolin #26342.
Roger, I agree with you on every point... by Ralf Buyer #26342.3

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